Saint Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on adversity, god, knowledge, prosperity, suffering, and understanding

God will not suffer man to have knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity, he would be senseless.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on angels, devil, humility, men, and pride

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on injustice, justice, and punishment

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on purity

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O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on beauty, blindness, love, peace, and praise

Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For Thyself Thou hast made us, and restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease. Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new. Thou hast burst my bonds asunder; unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Confessions

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on abstinence and moderation

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on anger

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Anger is a weed; hate is the tree.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Sermons 58

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on good and life

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If we live good lives, the times are good. As we are, such are the times.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

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